Soup. It makes you feel better when you're sick and it warms you up when you're cold. Here are five Portland soups you need to try.
Dill pickle soup
$3.95 at Otto & Anita's
This soup is much better than it sounds, a creamy confection
of dill pickle, dill weed, onion and a wealth of butter— a bowl of creamy, briny goodness craved and revered across the Southwest Hills.
$6 at Tails & Trotters
This mid-Atlantic barbecue soup contains multitudes of pork—pork brisket, ham, pork-tomato stock—delivering so much meaty flavor it is nearly painful to let go of each sip.
$11.59 at Good Taste Noodle House
This mammoth basin can serve two—loaded with noodles, roast duck, roast pork, barbecued pork, and the no-frills shop's heavenly trademark pork-shrimp wontons.
Som-law Maju Krueng
$12.95 at Mekong Bistro
"Cambodia's favorite soup!" says the menu. It's a wild-tasting swirl of lemon(grass), lime (leaf), bitter-sharp watercress and tart-ass tamarind, and tastes like no other in town.
$11.50 at Yuzu, 4130 SW 117th Ave., Beaverton.
As Japanese ramen chains move in, Yuzu's kakuni bowl remains one of the areas's best—a giant bowl of grotesquely savory tonkotsu broth white with pork-bone marrow, dropped-in squares of tender pork belly and about a pound of al dente housemade rice noodles.